The Presidency has accused lawmakers who lost their return ticket to the National Assembly of booing President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that there were cheers and boos on Wednesday as Buhari presented the 2019 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly.
Reacting, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, noted that the actions of the lawmakers were not surprising.
He said: “This is the year of an election. This is the year when members have lost nominations by their political parties".
“This is the year when many members have changed their political parties.
“We are going for elections, and any year you have elections, sometimes you see a president saying ‘I am sending the budget, I don’t want to go and face the heat of the people who lost nominations.’
“But he didn’t do that. He said ‘I am the President of the Federal Republic. I will go and address them, and perform my constitutional duty.’”